EDM: Housing Assembly

50535054This housing assembly holds circuit boards in the aerospace industry and presented a unique opportunity for our EDM department, bulk material removal while creating the card slots. In our preplanning stage we determined that by going on the 5 axis mill for two operations, establishing datum edges and cutting in some strategic locations we could then go to the EDM.

Using our new Makino U3 Heat EDM we not only finished the card slots but removed over 90% of the parts raw material weight at the same time.

Overview Housing Assembly
Product Description Part houses circuit boards for commercial aerospace industry
Capabilities Applied/Processes Two Milling Operations, EDM Machine
Tightest Tolerance +/- .0005
Material Thickness 4.0″ X 5.0″ X 11.75
Material Used 6061-T651 Aluminum
Material Finish <63
Secondary Operations Applied Painting, Chemical Conversion Coating, Masking, Bushinngs, Electrical bonding, Heliciols
Industry for Use Aerospace
Volume 50 pcs.
Delivery Time 12 weeks
Delivery Location Tucson, AZ
Standards Met AS9100C
Product Name Housing Assembly
Project Scope Manufacture and assemble housing
Testing/Quality Standard Quality Procedures: part sampling per customer spec
Turn Around Time 12 Weeks
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part Makino U3 Heat EDM Machine, 5-axis Matsuura Mam72 35V Milling Machine
Overall Part Dimensions 4.0″ X 5.0″ X 11.75

Our Clients

  • ATK
  • Honeywell
  • ILC Dover
  • Zimmer
  • Northrop-Grumman
  • Zentech
  • Raytheon
  • ATB